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Geodesic Dome cabin at 9,200 feet on Buffalo Mountain!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Take advantage of the heart of the best recreation Colorado has to offer-while relaxing in this distinctive and impressive Geodesic Dome. The Dome is a single family house, not a condo or townhouse with noisy neighbors next door-you've got your own space, located on a large private triplex lot across the street from one of the Arapahoe National Forest trail-heads. Large Great Room with a circular fireplace as the centerpiece and gigantic triangle windows facing the southern sky for maximum solar warming. Adjacent dining room seats 6 with a serving window to the full kitchen and pantry.

Our deck will be removed beginning in November and a new one is planned to be added in early spring. With all our snow, it's unusable in the winter anyways!

Views of the valley holding the westerly approach to the Eisenhower Tunnel, the highest vehicular tunnel in the world, highlight the view to the east, while Buffalo Mountain's 12,777 foot majesty provides a stunning vista to the west. The master suite has a king size bed and 32' HD cable TV, private bathroom with shower and large vanity. Both remaining bedrooms contain a full and single bed, accommodating 3. High speed wireless internet. 48' HD TV in living room-DVD/VCR. Stereo w/audio in for ipod/droid connection; Bluetooth music streaming to smartphones along with a USB hookup. Centrally located to Breckenridge, Copper, Keystone, Loveland and Arapahoe Basin. Lake Dillon 3 is miles away. Silverthorne Recreation Center 3 mi. Whole Foods 4 mi. Dispensary 1.5 mi. Loads of private parking.

More Details

Kevin Joseph
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Kevin Joseph

Boulder County residents; Have been renting the Dome independently for years-now marketing through VRBO!

Kevin Joseph purchased this house in 1985

Why Kevin Joseph chose Silverthorne

So unique! Amazing efficiencies with design and conservation of space. Buckminster Fuller had it right! Take a look at the pictures and imagine yourself in this cozy environment at nearly 10,000 feet, with a roaring fire in the circular fireplace. So quiet, it's hard to believe I-70 is 2 miles away. Great access. Always well plowed roads and driveway.


Silverthorne House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Master Bedroom - 1 king
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


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Geodesic Dome cabin at 9,200 feet on Buffalo Mountain!
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews

Excellent vacation, perfect place for us!

  • 5 of 5

June is a beautiful time to visit the area; and this home was perfect for us.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy for your big celebration in Colorado! Thanks for taking such outstanding care of our house! Kevin
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We all loved the Dome and had a fantastic time in Silverthorne

  • 5 of 5

The Dome is a cozy and unique home with sweet little mountain touches. Great place for hanging out apres ski Kevin is an attentive and available host looking forward to staying at the Dome again😊?

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family ski vacation

  • 5 of 5

The Dome was as advertised. This ultra cool mountain home made our Colorado trip perfect. More room than we needed, the dome had everything we possibly could have needed. Centrally located minutes from keystone and all the Great ski resorts. Frisco and Dillion are very close as well.

The fireplace was a perfect mountain touch.

Our family of five could not recommend the Dome more. Our kids loved the secret fort in the loft.

Kevin is an attentive owner and was ultra professional and helpful.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful unique house with a nice responsive owner!

  • 5 of 5

There were 10 of us that managed to fit just fine in the Dome. (One person slept on a couch, but it was comfortable!). This is a really nice house, it was clean and had all the kitchen and bathroom supplies we needed. You get some great sunlight in the evenings, which could make it a little warm in the summer, but I expect there's air conditioning too. The heaters were nice and toasty during the winter.

The house is about a 30 min drive from the Vail slopes, that's where we went snowboarding. Kevin, the owner, was great to deal with and responded almost immediately.

Only one small issue was that the key was mailed to us, and then we had to mail it back after, would have been much more convenient to have a secure lockbox on the property, or one of those code-enabled door locks. IglooHome is a company I've seen recently that's helping rental homes with secure ways for their guests to enter!

The house was definitely worth going back to!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Nila, Great idea! IglooHome eh! I'm on it! Thanks for your kind words and we're thrilled you had a great time! Kevin
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  • 5 of 5

fantastic all around! an excellent value and convenient location. our group had a great weekend at the dome and i wouldn't hesitate to come back. highly recommended for anyone else looking for a place to stay in silverthorne.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unique and wonderfully maintained

  • 5 of 5

The Dome is a great place to stay. There were only four of us, but it would easily and comfortably sleep many more. Everything was clean and in great shape. It was very easy to get to many of the surrounding ski resorts and nearby a bunch of breweries and restaurants.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $212
Damage Deposit $500

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.